Friday, 28 June 2013

Honorary Chairman Message - Jun 2013

Dear ASIS International and Singapore Chapter Members,

I am pleased to share with you on some recent updates:

1) Website v2.0
The Chapter has a new website with fresh look and design. This is a result from months of research, developing, fine-tuning and testing the new website. Information are easily accessible either from the top tabs or labels. There are several new features such as Google Calendar integration that allows members to subscribe to Chapter's calendar and is always updated with various events. Please have a look and let us know your experience.

2) LinkedIn Group
The recent situation with Haze prompted a need to facilitate members with a platform for discussion. It will also serve as additional channel to deliver Chapter announcements. Admission to the group will be limited to ASIS International assigned to Singapore and Singapore Chapter members. Members are encouraged to actively share relevant articles, start new discussion or participate in existing discussion. The group will be a good platform to post security-related job vacancies. Members should receive an invitation to join the group, act now to join 60 others members who are already in the group.

3) Graduate Diploma in Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism
In 2012, The Chapter signed a MoU with STEi to jointly deliver the program. The program is eligible for WDA funding and members will receive preferential fee. Other academic programs includes Master of Security Management from ECU and Professional Diploma in Security Management with SMF.

4) Chapter Membership
The Chapter operates financially independent from ASIS International. I encourage all ASIS International members to join Singapore Chapter. Chapter dues received is put into a good use for various educational, networking and outreach activities. At this point, ASIS International members in Singapore are enjoying preferential rates when attending events organised by ACFE Singapore Chapter, (ISC)2 Singapore Chapter, ISACA Singapore Chapter, DRI Singapore, TAPA Asia and others.

5) Certification Review Courses
Please spread the word around and this would be an excellent opportunity to prepare for CPP and PSP examination. Starting this year, The Chapter is extending the PSP review course to 3 days in order to cover additional area such as CPTED and BCM.
a. CPP review course, 26-29 Aug 2013
b. PSP review course, 31 Jul-2 Aug 2013

6) ASIS Foundation
The ASIS 2013 Annual Giving Campaign is underway. Giving to the ASIS Foundation is your opportunity to help make the world a safer place through education, training and research. Since 1965, the Foundation has funded surveys, studies and research, as well as valued member projects like the IRC library and the 9/11 memorial garden at headquarters.

The work of the Foundation is supported solely by voluntary contributions. The funds raised over the course of our Annual Campaign make it possible for the Foundation to provide educational opportunities and vital research to enhance the security profession throughout the year. Please click here to donate.

Lastly, there will be site visit to Zouk Club today. If you have not registered for visit, please do so soon as we have a few seats available.

Regards,
Leonard Ong, CPP
Honorary Chairman
ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)

Thursday, 27 June 2013

ASIS Foundation 2013 Annual Giving Campaign

Since 1965, the ASIS Foundation has funded surveys, studies and research, as well as valued member projects like the IRC library and the 9/11 memorial garden at headquarters. Today, it is supporting ASIS council initiatives such as the <a href="https://www.asisonline.org/foundation/noframe/scholarships-awards/simeone.html">Matthew Simeone Award</a> for Public Private Excellence and the new Military Liaison Council Certification Award in addition to facilitating several individual and chapter scholarship programs.

The work of the Foundation is supported solely by voluntary contributions. The funds raised over the course of our Annual Campaign make it possible for the Foundation to provide educational opportunities and vital research to enhance the security profession throughout the year. As a 501©(3) nonprofit organization, the donations of U.S.-based individuals and organizations to the Foundation are tax-deductible.

Why give now? Here are the top three reasons to support the ASIS Foundation:

1. Provide scholarships and awards for your members with learning opportunities they wouldn’t have otherwise.
2. Support the development of security professionals new to the field - better educated security professionals make better employees and colleagues.
3. Fund resources written for practitioners that provide evidence-based practices with creditable data to inform business decisions.

With your support, the ASIS Foundation can drive excellence in the industry through education, training, and evidence-based resources.

You can make a donation via this link or by clicking the button below:


Thank you for your generosity.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Graduate Diploma in Homeland Security & Counter Terrorism


ASIS members get a 10% discount.

For more details about the course, you can visit the STEi website, or click on this link to download the course brochure.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Field Visit - Zouk Club, Singapore

ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) is hosting a field visit to Zouk Club, Singapore. Zouk Club, Singapore has just celebrated their 22nd Anniversary and was recently awarded the World No.5 Club in the DJ Magazine 2013. This is our inaugural field visit to Zouk Club, Singapore. The visit will provide an opportunity to network with fellow security professionals and to learn about the security management of clubs.

Field Visit to Zouk Club, Singapore
Date: 28 June 2013 (Friday)
Time: 1800hrs to 2000hrs
Venue: Zouk Club, Singapore (FREE car parking)
Meeting point: Zouk Club Entrance

Programme
· Presentation on Overview of Zouk Security
· Question & Answer
· Site Walk
· Dinner (halal food) / Networking

At the end of the programme, participants can continue clubbing in Zouk at their own expenses, admission fees waived.

We have only 25 slots for this field visit and the fees are as follows:

$25 for ASIS International (Singapore Chapter) paid-up members
$50 for ASIS International members

Invoice with instruction to pay online will be issued upon registration.
Please note that refunds will not be issued for cancellation or no-shows.

Update 28 Jun 2013 - Registration is closed.